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A new State-funded line to produce gluten-free pasta intended for celiac children is ready to start operation at Havana-based La Pasiega factory.

Celiac children cannot assimilate a wheat-flour protein called gliadin, leading to diarrhea, stomach, intestinal and digestive disorders.

The food for the 192 Cuban children suffering celiac disease is made with rice and corn, as part of the State-funded different diet for them.

Test kits to measure the quality of the pasta were bought in Italy, in line with strict Public Health Ministry standards, said head of La Pasiega Marketing Department, Orlando Bejerano de la Rosa.

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